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Avid Ships New S6L Surface, Software and App

Avid’s Venue line adds most compact desk yet.

Burlington, MA (February 12, 2019)–Adding to its live sound mixing offerings, Avid has shipped its new Venue | S6L-16C control surface, the most compact console yet in the Venue line. Accompanying the new desk, the company has also released Venue 6.1 software, which introduces numerous new features, including redundant Pro Tools recording, and a new free Venue | Function Pad iOS app that enables users to remotely control their S6L snapshots and events.

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The S6L-16C is the smallest of the S6L unified live sound platform, but uses the same Venue software and workflows as every other model in the line allowing users to scale down existing setsups from larger S6L desks without issue. The S6L-16C sports 16 faders and 32 assignable knobs.

Meanwhile, the new Avid Venue 6.1 software adds a number of new features for all S6L models, including 128 tracks of redundant Pro Tools recording per system over Ethernet AVB; one-touch access to any channel with the Attention on Fader soft key; custom encoder layouts with the Encoder Assign feature; an expanded view of Aux Sends; and a VCAs Trim Aux Sends function that enables users to trim or boost multiple Aux Send levels of different mix groups with a single fader while in Sends on Faders mode.

The new free Avid Venue | Function Pad iOS app provides users with wireless remote control of S6L’s function switches, allowing users to organize, navigate, and trigger Venue snapshots and events remotely on an iPhone or iPad. By displaying all available function switch assignments in a grid of tiles that can be customized, users can tap a tile to trigger anything from Pro Tools recording and playback, to theater cues and other events.

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